Subject: ACTION ALERT: DE Raw Milk Bill Moves Forward; Full Senate Hearing Is May 23

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Raw Milk Bill Moves Forward!
Tell Delaware State Senators to
Vote "Yes" on SB 273 on May 23

Strength in Numbers

Dear Friend,

Delaware Senate Bill 273, also known as "The Consumer Choice Milk Act," would legalize the sale of raw milk in the state of Delaware by allowing farmers to attain a raw milk permit that exempts permit holders from the current milk code. Currently, producers cannot sell raw milk to consumers in the state of Delaware. 

The bill was heard by the Senate Agriculture Committee last week. The committee has moved the bill forward, and SB 273 will be brought before the full Senate. The hearing before the full Senate is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm EST, although the date and location are subject to change.

This bipartisan bill is primarily sponsored by Senator Eric Buckson (R), as well as Senators Kyra Hoffner (D) and Dave Lawson (R).


Action Step #1

While there will be no opportunity for public testimony at this hearing, there is still time to reach out to your legislators  If you are able to come to Legislative Hall in Dover on Thursday, May 23, 2024 it is possible to meet Senators in the hallways and encourage them to support SB 273. You can also stay and watch the session from the Senate balcony. 

Those who do not attend can watch via the livestream on the DE General Assembly website. Scroll down to the right hand side at 

Action Step #2

Contact members of the Delaware Senate and tell them you support Senate Bill 273. Find your DE Senators here.

Action Step #3

Spread the word! Send this Action Alert email to your friends, family and customer list. 


1. This is a freedom of choice issue. Everyone has the legal right to consume raw milk, but with the current ban on sales, there is no way for many to exercise that right. Neither the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, nor any other government agency or official, should have the right to dictate to people what foods they can and cannot eat. 

2. SB 273 could help farms in the state dairy’s industry stay in business. The Raw Milk Institute estimates that raw milk producers can earn nearly ten times the profit compared to regular milk sales.

3. Raw milk has a good record for safety. As demand for raw milk has skyrocketed in recent years, the number of illnesses attributed to raw milk consumption has remained flat or even gone down.

4. The media and public health agencies have been warning people not to drink raw milk because of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). There is no evidence that HPAI in raw milk or any other food can make people sick. 

Bills like Delaware Senate Bill 273 serve to increase #foodfreedom! Please join us and spread the word about the importance of fair food and farming legislation.

In good health,

Alexia Kulwiec
Executive Director, FTCLDF

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